The Logic Lifeline

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

How will the Dems spin the governorship election victories

How can the Dems best spin the elections of NJ and VA? Will the Dems claim that these governorship victories were a denouncement of Bush? That will be a hard sell seeing that there is no net Democrat gain since the previous governors were also Democrats. VA and WV may be Red presidential states, but they often vote blue for governor. New Jersey would elect a monkey on the democrat ticket instead of a good GOP candidate. So though Dems have managed to keep the status quo, they will beat their chests and claim this is a meaningful victory.

I find it interesting that when early reports showed GOP Kilgore up in VA, the Dems were ready to scream voter fraud. Once their guy was announced winner, they were fine with the election process. Once again the Dems are not interested in honesty, only winning.


  • At 8:12 AM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    Honestly nothing unexpected happened. Both states already had Democrat Governors. No reverse in trends anywhere. Now, if the Dems would have voted Bloomberg out, they would have a little something. But even at that, it wouldn't be much.

  • At 1:47 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Amazing how the Dems are trumpeting this as if the election were a referendum on Bush. Even if it were a referendum, it would be how liberal New Jersey feels about Bush. Surprise! the don't like him.

    In Virginia, the previous Democrat governor going out had an extremely high approval rating. Deserved or not, people view him as the cause of good things happening in VA and did not want to change horse at this time.

    Now if they had flipped Utah to a Democrat, they might have something to crow about.

  • At 8:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Bush Deserves Blame for Tuesday's GOP Defeats.

    Bush gets the blame. In the days immediately preceding Tuesday's elections, Republican committee chairmen in Congress grew increasingly contemptuous of their president. Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, dismissed Bush's Social Security plan as something to be shelved until after the 2008 presidential election. Rep. Joe Barton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, opposed Bush's requested $7 billion to fight bird flu. Thanks to Virginia, the president can expect more of the same."
    - Robert Novak, 11/10/05

    "Thus, in March, 2003, Bush, in perhaps the greatest strategic blunder in U.S. history, invaded an Arab nation that had not attacked us, did not want war with us, and did not threaten us—to strip it of weapons we now know it did not have.

    Result: Shia and Kurds have been liberated from Saddam, but Iran has a new ally in southern Iraq, Osama has a new base camp in the Sunni Triangle, the Arab and Islamic world have been radicalized against the United States, and copy-cat killers of Al Qaida have been targeting our remaining allies in Europe and the Middle East: Spain, Britain, Egypt and Jordan. And, lest we forget, 2055 Americans are dead and Walter Reed is filling up.

    True to the neoconservative creed, Bush launched a global crusade for democracy that is now bringing ever closer to power Hamas in Gaza and the West Bank, Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria, and Shia fundamentalists in Baghdad and Basra.

    Democratic imperialism is still imperialism. To Arab and Islamic peoples, whether the Crusaders come in the name of God or in the name of democracy, they are still Crusaders."
    - Pat Buchanan, 11/10/05

  • At 8:25 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Novak is entitled to his opinion. While presidential pull is a nice thing in politics, every candidate is responsible for his own campaign. Kilgore made mistakes and the current VA democrat governor was popular. But if you want to be lulled into thinking that simply running anti-Bush campaigns in '06 and '08 is enough who am I to give you advice that will help you win?

  • At 9:42 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said…

    Warner was a poor manager, but apparently he has charisma (I don't see it). Under Warner, the state sales tax went up and the DMV hours were cut back, temporarily until the citizens raised hell. Then, lo and behold, a budget surplus.

    However, the building boom resulted in windfall profits for real-estate speculators and for homeowners in general. The memory of the people is short!

    Warner wants to run for Prez. He's slick, that's for sure, and might make a good running mate for Hillary.

  • At 11:49 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    I don't know a lot about Warner. I did see a lefty blog that was suggesting consideration of him for pres. I think it was a trial balloon because what he said about Warner made me think he would be too conservative for their tastes, thus would never make it through a primary.

    You may be onto something for a VP candidate, but I think he will run against Allen in the senate. That sounds like an interesting race.

  • At 11:52 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Always on watch,

    forgot this was your first comment. Thanks for visiting and hope you come back. I took a peek at your two blogs and I could not quite get in detail what they were about. I'll probably need to read more carefully when I get time, but it is late in CST.


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